China hopes US, N. Korea talks will ‘achieve substantial progress’: Xinhua

Beijing (AFP) – Beijing hopes that talks between the United States and North Korea will be “smooth and achieve substantial progress”, China’s foreign minister said during a visit to Pyongyang Wednesday.

Beijing “fully backs… (North Korea’s) efforts to achieve the goal of denuclearisation on the Korean peninsula,” Wang Yi was quoted as saying by China’s official Xinhua news agency.